Astronomy & Astronautics
[Dewey numbers: 520s; 629]
The Nine Planets -
This is a multimedia tour of the solar system with text, pictures, sounds and an occasional movie. Each of the planets and major moons in our solar system is briefly described and illustrated with pictures from NASA spacecraft. With a few clicks, you can see images that only a few decades ago could only be dreamed of. Also at this site: The Moon - which is about Earth's moon, Luna.
Yahoo! Space-
Yahoo's links to all of space science. Inlcudes subdirectories on topics such as: Ask an Expert; Astronauts;       Astronomy; Aviation and Aerospace Medicine; Chats and Forums; Civilian Space Travel; Companies; Conferences; Courses; Deep Space; Education; Experiments; Exploration; Institutes; Microgravity; Museums; News and Media; Organizations; Petitions; Pictures; Policy; Remote Sensing; Satellites; SETI; Solar System; Space Agencies; Space Environment; Space Stations; Spacecraft; and Web Directories.
Windows to the Universe -
"Our purpose is to develop a fun and different Web site about the Earth and Space sciences. Windows to the Universe is graphics intensive! Entry options here lead to the Intermediate content level. Click 'Preference' once inside the site to change your view settings." (University of Michigan)
Planetary Sciences -
If you enjoyed your visit to the Nine Planets (above), you will also like to visit the National Space Science Data Center, with its vast amount of information (including images) related to the U.S. Space Program. Organized according to subjects covered, including space mission projects, planets and satellites, etc. There are currently (9/15/2000) difficulties accessing the site.
Human Space Flight -
NASA has produced this website to allow the public to stay up with the development of the International Space Station, the space shuttle missions and other human space endeavors. Includes lots of pictures, plans and other information.
Hotlist: Space Science -
A large collection of links to Internet resources related to Space Science and Astronomy.
Mapping the Next Millennium - http://www.Colorado.EDU/physics/APAS4800/mapping.html
Large collection of links to Web resources related to a futuristic book, Mapping the Next Millennium. Includes space, subatomic particles, and everything in between. (University of Colorado)
SETI Institute -
This Web site provides information about scientific research in the general field of extraterrestrial life with an emphasis on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). "The SETI Institute serves as an institutional home for scientific and educational projects relevant to the nature, distribution, and prevalence of life in the universe. The Institute conducts and/or encourages research and related activities in a large number of fields including, but not limited to, all science and technology aspects of astronomy and the planetary sciences, chemical evolution, the origin of life, biological evolution, and cultural evolution. The Institute also has a primary goal to conduct and encourage public information and education related to these topics."
Cyberview3d -
A chance to move a space station and view it in 3D. "The Acme Space Station Corp. is pleased to announce the new top-of-the-line models in its fleet of Galactica-class space stations. The Interplanetary Metroplex models provide the ultimate in comfort, security, and convenience for up to 175 million residents."
The Bruce Medalists -
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is a worldwide organization that brings together research scientists, teachers, amateur astronomers, and "armchair astronomers" to "advance the Science of Astronomy, and to diffuse information concerning it." The ASP has awarded its highest honor, the Catherine Wolfe Bruce gold medal, for lifetime contributions to astronomy most years since 1898. Here is information about its winners.
NASA Technology Portal -
This Web site is where NASA shows what's happening with the technology it is developing for space exploration.
NASA's Observatorium -
"NASA's Observatorium is a public access site for Earth and space data. We have pictures of the Earth, planets, stars, and other cool stuff, as well as the stories behind those images."
Stephen Hawking's Universe -
WNET presents this site which explores the thinking of theoretical astronomer, Stephen Hawking. From a PBS program.
Astronomy Magazine -
The online version of Astronomy Magazine. (Kalmbach Publishing)
Solar-Terrestrial Physics -
ISTP/GGS Polar Visible Imaging Investigations (VII) and its Visible Imaging System (VIS)
5 Year Guide to Space Exploration -
This multimedia Web site is a project of Popular Science magazine and provides timelines, guides by year and technical information about the continuing exploration of outer space.
Imagine the Universe -
This site serves up the basics (and not-so basics) about our universe in a clear and concise format. Ask an astronomer or just sit back and view videos of the heavens.
Astronomy Picture of the Day -
This Web site offers a new image each day of a celestial body, phenomenon, or space-related event. An archive provides images back to 1995, and a searchable index brings you to info on specific categories such as black holes or spiral galxies.
Solar System Simulator -
Originally designed to visualize deep-space satellite missions, the simulator, a join project with NASA, JPL, and Caltech, lets you see a body from any vantage point--so you can view Jupiter as seen from earth of from space. -
With such links as: News; Missions/Launches; Science/Astronomy; Search for Life; Photos/Videos; SpaceTV;   Business/Technology; Science Fiction; Entertainment; Games; SpaceKids; People/Interviews; Opinions/Columns;   TeachSpace; Reference; and Spaceshop, this site has the entire universe covered.
Mars Global Surveyor: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) Image Gallery -
Over 100,000 photographs of Mars, taken by three cameras "that provide daily global weather monitoring, context images to determine where the narrow angle views were actually acquired, and regional coverage to monitor variable surface features such as polar frost and wind streaks." (LII)

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